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Take the IELTS Academic, IELTS General and IELTS UKVI exam with the British Council in paper or computer format with all the protocols established by national and local authorities.

Where can I take the IELTS exam in Colombia?

In Colombia you can take the IELTS exam in Bogota, Medellin and Cali. You can check the dates and exam centres available in the registration link found in the table in the next section.

We are gradually reopening our doors and we are doing everything possible to be able to resume our IELTS exams in Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cucuta, Ibague, Manizales, Pasto and Villavicencio. While this is happening, we invite you to check out our free preparation material and keep an eye on our updates during the pandemic.

How much does the IELTS exam cost in Colombia?

Test IELTS Fee 2020 Booking link
IELTS Academic o General Training
(computer-delivered and paper-based)*

COP $742,500

COP $675,000* (For computer-delivered IELTS on Wednesdays and Thursdays of December and January with our promo code)

I want to book an IELTS Academic or General training test**

** Important: Next to each location, you will find an icon that indicates the exam format (computer-delivered or paper-based)

IELTS UKVI
Academic o General Training
COP $761,823 I want to book an IELTS UKVI test
IELTS Life Skills A1 or B1 COP $651,174 I want to book an IELTS Life Skills test

*On Wednesdays and Thursdays in December and January, book your Academic or General IELTS test with a special fee of COP $ 675,000

To get this special offer, you must use one of our promotional codes when you book your test.

► Click here to know the promo codes you must use to get this benefit on Wednesdays and Thursdays in December and January, as well as the terms and conditions that apply

Valid from 01 December 2020 to 28 January 28 2021, every Wednesday and Thursday, or while supplies last. Maximum 384 places in total (132 places for Wednesdays and 252 for Thursdays with special fee).

What should I take into account to book IELTS exam in Colombia?

1. Make sure you have your valid ID

The only valid documents* to take the IELTS test are:

  • for nationals: Original machine-readable or biometric passport, Citizenship Card, or Biometric Identification Card (for minors in Colombia)
  • for foreign nationals: Original machine-readable or biometric passport

*Under no circumstances will provisional identity cards (contraseña), alien identity cards (cédula de extranjería) or documents in process be accepted.

To ensure that your application is approved in our system, you must upload your identity document at the time of registration. Make sure you have a scanned copy in color of both sides of your identity document on hand at a maximum size of 1.3 MB. The file can be in JPEG, GIF or PNG format. The image must be less than 1600 x 1600 pixels. If you registered with your passport, you must upload the document as an open book, making sure that the image reflects the two pages: the one containing personal data and the next page.

On the day of the test, you must provide the same document that you used for registration, otherwise you cannot take the test and cannot apply for a refund. 

Please note that the identity document must be properly uploaded before the test registration deadline, otherwise your test will be transferred to the next available session and there will be no refund.

We cannot process incomplete registrations, so be sure to upload only your accepted document.  

If you have any problems uploading your identity document to our system according to the specifications described above, you can send it directly to servicioalcliente@britishcouncil.org.co.

2. Download and read the information for candidates

We recommend that you consult our information guide for candidates that will help you in your preparation process and allow you to familiarize yourself with the exam format so you know what to expect on the day of the test.

* Please note that IELTS is not recommended for children under 16 years of age.

3. Pay for your test

  • Computer-delivered IELTS or UKVI: through our online registration system with American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard or Visa credit cards. 
  • Paper-based IELTS: through our online registration system with American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard or Visa credit cards (for tests in Ecuador, Panama and Colombia). Additionally, by bank transfer (PSE) or deposit in Davivienda (for tests in Colombia).

We need to receive confirmation of payment before the test registration deadline, or within the following time periods after your online registration: Computer-delivered IELTS: 24 hours. Paper-based IELTS or UKVI: 3 days. Please note that if you register within three days of the last day of registration, these time periods do not apply and we will require your payment immediately.

Once you have made the payment by bank transfer (PSE) or deposit in Davivienda, you must send us the corresponding proof of payment via email to servicioalcliente@britishcouncil.org.co.

4. Confirmation of the date of the IELTS test

After you register and once your payment is approved, you will receive:

  • An automatic email with access to our free online course: Road to IELTS!
  • An email with the confirmation of the start time of the two parts of the test (written and oral), and the address of the location where you will take them: This will be sent on the second business day after the last day of registration. You may receive this email in your spam folder.

Keep in mind:

  • Listening, reading and writing tests are taken on the same day.
  • The speaking test can be taken on the same day as the other sections or within one week before or after the date you have chosen for your written test.

Special requirements for IELTS candidates

We are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly and objectively, and that they are provided with the optimal conditions to take their English exams. If you have hearing, visual, speech or learning difficulties and have any special requirements for the day of your IELTS exam, we can help you.

IELTS Terms and Conditions

Find out more about the conditions that apply when you register to take the IELTS exam with the British Council.

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